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September 5, 2013 7:09:32 PM

I'm gonna be building my first gaming rig ever.

I've got all the major stuff worked out, with the exception to my GFX card.

Hoping someone can shed some light / give me some advice.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad Core

MoBo: ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87
Ram: 8gb
PSU - 1000 Watt
OS - Windows 8 Pro x64

GFX Card: I'm thinking about using 2 - EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB

This will only be for gaming and porn (HD or bust).

Games: Battlefield 3 (soon 4)
CoD
WoW (Running multiple windows)
Diablo

Looking to use 2 to 3 monitors.

Any tips / suggestions or even a "looks great" would help me a ton.

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September 5, 2013 7:33:18 PM

Tells us a budget and we can begin to formulate a system to suite your needs for you.
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September 5, 2013 8:04:13 PM

combine1237 said:
Tells us a budget and we can begin to formulate a system to suite your needs for you.


My current build is at about $1450.
Taking it down closer to $1100 would be ideal

I do not plan to use 2 GTX 760s right away.. The second will come about a month later when I get more $$.
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September 5, 2013 8:06:27 PM

I'm only really curious as to whether or not the GTX 760 is a decent GFX card to go with, or if there's a better choice that will save me some $$.

The biggest workload will be me running 3 windows of World of Warcraft, and Elder Scrolls online i assume.
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September 6, 2013 1:31:33 PM

byogamingpc said:
Here is my suggested build...

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CO8TBQ0/ref=as_li_q...
MoBo: ASUS Z87-A LGA http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CRJSV9O/ref=as_li_q...
Ram: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006WAGGUK/ref=as_li_q...
PSU - XFX PRO850W Core Edition http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045L4BNW/ref=as_li_q...
OS - Windows 8 Pro x64 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094NY3R0/ref=as_li_q...
GFX Card: Gigabyte GTX 760 WF Rev 2 4GB http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EAMQMUG/ref=as_li_q...

A 1,000W PSU is way overkill. 850W is enough to power your system with 2 GPU's. This would be quite a nice setup for gaming on ultra settings for another couple years. Especially if you SLI two of those GPU's. If you don't have a case yet, I'd recommend the Corsair Carbide Series 400R http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055Q7BR4/ref=as_li_q... Feel free to check the links in my sig for instructions on building your computer or for other suggestions.


Thanks for all of that info. The reason I'm using that particular power supply is that my wife like the "oh so shiny" lights on it, and the 1000w is currently cheaper than the 850w on newegg.

Additionally, I'm gonna be running multiple HDD/SSDs, and a liquid cooling unit. I'd rather have too much than too little
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